Olinda Oil Museum and Trail

Olinda Oil Museum and Trail (HMXSA)

Location: Brea, CA 92823 Orange County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 55.587', W 117° 50.232'

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On this site, Edward L. Doheny drilled the first oil well in the Olilnda field in 1897. Olinda #1, drilled to 806 feet, pumped about 50 barrels per day (bpd). By 1898, ten wells were drilled, some producing up to 100 bpd. In 1899, the Santa Fe Railroad built a branch line to the oil field, and the settlement of Olinda was founded. This historic place is preserved to commemorate the pioneering spirit of the people of Olinda.
Marker Number50
Year Placed2008
Placed ByOrange County Board of Supervisors and Orange County Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 1:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 422618 N 3754316
Decimal Degrees33.92645000, -117.83720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 55.587', W 117° 50.232'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 55' 35.22" N, 117° 50' 13.92" W
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Area Code(s)714
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 520 Boxcar Ln, Brea CA 92823, US
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